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McDonald’s In The Community

Feel-Good Traditions in the Season of Giving

November 20, 2018

McDonald's Owner/Operators Donate 500 Turkeys to New Jersey Food Bank

New Jersey Operators Donate 500 Turkeys to Local Food Bank

A group of New Jersey area McDonald’s owner/operators spread the feel-good spirit this holiday season by donating 500 turkeys to Fulfill, a local food bank.

The group’s 2018 donation marks the sixth year that they have carried on this tradition, with help from McDonald’s supply chain partner Martin Brower.

“As McDonald’s owner/operators, we are proud to give back to the communities we serve with our sixth annual Thanksgiving turkey donation,” said Tony Scari, a local McDonald’s owner/operator. “Through our ongoing partnership with Fulfill, we are able to make an impact on local residents and provide some relief for families in need this holiday season. We thank Fulfill for the opportunity to work with them, and we look forward to continuing making a difference in our communities.” 

 The donated turkeys will benefit the organization’s network of food pantries and soup kitchens which provide more than 13 million meals annually to Monmouth and Ocean County residents.

“We are extremely grateful to McDonald’s for the altruistic donation of 500 turkeys to Monmouth and Ocean residents for the sixth year in a row,” said New Jersey State Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, who was present at the donation presentation. “Food insecurity is a heartbreakingly prevalent issue. These turkeys will bring a small comfort during the holiday season to families in our communities who are struggling.”

New Jersey State Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Neptune Mayor Nicholas Williams also attended the donation event.

Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in New Jersey’s Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Learn more about Fulfill's mission on their website.